The lodge is described as: "A beautiful hideaway nestled into the Australian bush near the famed Glass House Mountains and Sunshine Coast beaches, inspired by Steve’s life, legacy and love for wild places." There you can stay in beautiful cabins surrounded by nature and dine in the world-class restaurant, Warrior.
The Crocodile Hunter Lodge has an exciting multi-species habitat which is home to red kangaroos, emus and koalas. Guests can admire these wonderful animals while sitting in the outdoor dining area of Warrior restaurant or relaxing in the infinity pool.
The Irwin family, Bindi, Robert, and Terri, continue to run the Australia Zoo & this is a beautiful honoration of Steve Irwin. Steve always wanted to give back to animals and nature, together he and Terri put all money raised from filming and merchandise back into conservation. The lodge is doing the same to promote a sustainable future:
The Crocodile Hunter Lodge will support sustainable initiatives already in practice at Australia Zoo and continue to grow in this space as technology advances. From inception, construction includes timbers recycled from the world-famous crocodile viewing grandstands built with Steve Irwin’s own hands at Australia Zoo.
Native trees have been planted throughout the vast grounds, creating natural wildlife corridors for our cuddly and feathered friends. Purposefully-placed nest boxes are provided so wildlife, such as possums and bats, can feel at home - just as our guests also make The Crocodile Hunter Lodge their own home away from home!
Operations at The Crocodile Hunter Lodge have aligned with amenity suppliers who can demonstrate the low impact of their cruelty-free and vegan-friendly products, including bamboo toilet paper and tissues, and refillable amenity bottles. By using E-water, The Crocodile Hunter Lodge will significantly reduce the use of chemicals and support sustainable outcomes for the entire property.
The Australia Zoo continues to grow with the Irwin family. The Zoo began as just a reptile park in 1970, owned by Steve's parents. It then expanded in the 80's and Steve took over management in 1991, just a year before he and Terri got married. "Instead of a honeymoon, the couple took the chance to embark on a crocodile rescue mission, filming this experience. This became the first episode of The Crocodile Hunter documentary series." Which is how we all grew to know and love Steve Irwin. The love is still there, even after his passing in 2006 during a snorkelling accident in The Great Barrier Reef. With the love and support from his family and peers, the "Australia Zoo now encompasses over 700 acres and employs over 500 staff, continuing Steve’s mission of 'Conservation Through Exciting Education'."